There are many factors that come into play when deciding if you should be seen by a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Registered Massage Therapist, as each can be helpful in their own way. A few questions during an initial visit can help us determine which one of our practitioners would be the most beneficial to you (sometimes there could be more than one). Maxfit Movement Institute is an integrated clinic and after your initial consultation exam and treatment from your provider, if you and him/her feel you will that another form of treatment is needed, we will help design the best treatment plan to get you better and back to enjoying all that you do, pain-free.
You do not need a referral from you family doctor to see a Chiropractor, Registered Massage Therapist or Physiotherapist at MaxFit. However, if you have already seen your family doctor, please bring along a note or referral concerning your health issue. It helps our practitioners find the best way to design a most beneficial treatment plan. A referral may be needed if you have extended medical coverage. It is always best to check your plan to see if they require a referral from you family doctor prior to seeing any of the providers at Maxfit Movement Institute.
There are many extended medical companies and a number of different policies within the company. It will all depend on the policy your employer has. In most cases your policy will cover the visits to a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist and Registered Massage Therapist (and many other professions). You should be aware that your policy will most likely have a cap per year as to how much they will cover and may not cover 100% of your visit. We at Maxfit Movement Institute do not have access to the policy you have so it will be up to you to find out exactly how much of your visit will be covered.
You do not necessarily need to have had any kind of medical imaging before your visit at Maxfit Movement Institute. However, if you have had medical imaging on the area needing treatment, it will be extremely helpful to your provider for you to bring the imaging report. If, at your appointment, your provider at Maxfit Movement Institute decides that they would like to see the actual imaging, we will have you sign an authorization form to have a copy of the disc sent to us from where you had the imaging done. Also, if after the initial exam the practitioner decides that imaging is necessary, you will be referred back to you physician to have imaging done.
Children are always welcome at Maxfit Movement Institute. Whether you plan for them to wait in the waiting area while you are seeing a practitioner, or if you decide to take them in with you, please bring along something to keep them occupied. Ideally something quiet such as drawing supplies or books, so that others will not be disturbed by extra noise. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Please have your medical card, insurance information, medication list, illness diary if you keep one, any medical records pertaining to your complaint, and in general anything that can help us best address your issue.
If you haven’t been seen by any health care professional regarding your concern/injury it can be very difficult to determine/diagnose over the phone. We prefer to schedule an initial appointment in order to make a reliable assessment and find the best treatment plan.
For physiotherapy and Chiropractic, we advise that ladies wear a tank top or sports bra and shorts. Men can wear shorts and tank top. We also have limited amounts of shorts and gowns for emergency cases.
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